Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Meissner Bolte is one of the leading IP law firms in Germany. For over a century our offices in Europe have been advising national and international clients in all areas of intellectual property. From prosecution to litigation and enforcement, we make sure that your ideas remain what they are by nature – unique. Your goals guide our actions to maximise your assets. Our IP recipe is the interplay of passion, commitment and know-how.

At Meissner Bolte we have 70 highly-qualified patent attorneys and lawyers with knowledge in the technology, science and legal sectors. We focus on competencies in our teams and pull together with you for your success. We also boast a number of Japanese and native English-speaking attorneys and specialists to support our international clientele. Thanks to our interdisciplinary teamwork, we have an overview of the entire spectrum of IP rights and the legal possibilities of the individual fields of law, such as patent, trademark and design law, to create a powerful and successful prosecution and litigation strategy covering the entire spectrum of IP protection.

We are committed to informing our clients, business partners and employees regularly and accurately about the latest develop­ments in IP rights. We regularly offer and hold external seminars, internal training, lectures and newsletters written by renowned experts in their field to provide you with all important decisions in the German and European IP arena and how this affects immediate and future practices.

Our experts include the following:

  • Tobias Wuttke, head of litigation – Dr Wuttke focuses on the contentious aspects and capitalisation of trademarks. Dr Wuttke received his law degree from the University of Freiburg and clerked for several years as the personal assistant of the presiding judge of the German Supreme Court (trademark senate). He has gained broad experience as the lead counsel in many high-profile trademark cases.
  • Andreas Ebert-Weidenfeller – Dr Ebert-Weidenfeller studied law at the Universities of Göttingen, Edinburgh and Hamburg and completed his legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg. He is chair of INTA’s Harmonisation of Trademark Law and Practice Committee for the 2018/2019 term. Dr Ebert-Weidenfeller’s experience ranges from advice on all strategic trademark and design issues including availability searches and pre-launch label and product reviews, management of trademark portfolios worldwide including all prosecution work to advice on unfair competition law, in particular on different types of fair trade practice and trade secret issues.

Our publications include:

  • co-author – European Union Trade Mark Regulation, article-by-article commentary, 2015, 2018;
  • co-author – Community Design Regulation, article-by-article commentary, 2015, 2018;
  • chapter – “Germany”, World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies;
  • co-author – Munich Lawyers Handbook on Intellectual Property, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2017; and
  • co-author – Commentary on the Act against Unfair Competition, 2010, 2013, 2016.

Our services include:

  • physics;
  • electrical engineering;
  • computing and information technology;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • medical technology;
  • chemistry and pharmaceuticals;
  • biotechnology; and
  • materials science.

Contact details

Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Widenmayerstrasse 47
Munich 80538
Germany

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Other offices

  • Alicante
  • Augsburg
  • Bremen
  • Dusseldorf
  • Gera
  • Halifax
  • Hamburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Osnabrück
  • Schorndorf

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